Edúcate Ya,Inc,

Latinos Furthering Education Through Participation

Avanza’s upcoming meeting

Community Organizing

Avanza has returned for 2015!
Come join us and learn how to get involved with your community! We welcome everybody that wants to make this world a more just place for us all.

1st session will be on June 13th from 10am-1pm

Vamos a Cuba – Summer 2016


Postponed to Summer 2016

Join us for our full Immersion and cultural trip to Cuba!
You will receive a series of fun and interesting lessons, Monday though Friday for two weeks – total of 40 hours of class. Classes will include conversational skills and vocabulary to use during the stay, plus cultural presentations on Cuban music, art and lifestyles.For more information, contact us now!


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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR EDUCATORS 2015 June 6th – June 26th, 2015 (US $2,013) This program is for current and future bilingual educators as well as all those who would like to gain the  skills and knowledge necessary to better serve Spanish speakers in their classes. A three week program that includes intensive Spanish classes […]



WINTER AND SUMMER WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO July 11 – 24, 2015 (US $1,438) For all women and men interested in studying Spanish while learning about Mexican culture, politics and economics through the lens of women’s experience and struggles for social justice. Study how women from various backgrounds (i.e, indigenous, students, workers) have been […]



WINTER AND SUMMER LGBTQ PROGRAM 2015 (Mexico) June 13 – July 3, 2015 (US $2063) For anyone interested in learning about  the real situation of the LGBTQ community in Mexico through  the study of the language and cultural exchange. The program will teach participants about the history of the LGBTQ movement in Mexico and Latin […]

Celebrate Day of the dead in Cuernavaca, Mexico


Day of the dead program 2015 October 24th – November 8th  2015 ( US $1,200)* ** Known as the city of Eternal Spring Cuernavaca, Mexico, enjoy the festivities of “Dia de los muertos”or Day of the dead while taking Spanish classes. Live with a Mexican host family and for two weeks and increase your knowledge  and understanding […]

Yearly Supporters

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Edúcate Ya would love to appreciate our yearly supporters and thank them for their continued support. It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

Seeking Latinos for Intercambio (Language Exchange) Program


One of our most popular community programs is Intercambio, a program that matches local Latinos who need assistance with their English with other locals who would like to improve their Spanish. We are in need of more native Spanish speakers for this program.

Seeking Volunteers

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Educate Ya (Education Now) is a small local nonprofit organization with several community programs that focus on health, education, English/Spanish language acquisition and Latino cultural awareness. We are currently looking for motivated and dynamic volunteers to support our programs via outreach and marketing. Read on for more details…


AVANZA Youth Leadership Mentors with Educate Ya Director, Rafael

AVANZA is a leadership development program for young Latino adults ages 18-35 in the Portland Tri-county area. Its goal is to provide training in diverse leadership skills and create a group of young adult leaders who will participate in community efforts to better the opportunities for Latinos in the educational, social and professional spheres. Presented […]

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